Organize Your Junk Drawer
Stop stressing over the fact that you have a junk drawer, everyone does, and that’s okay! Some items just do not belong anywhere else!
Yes, it is totally possible to have an organized junk drawer, and it really isn’t that hard to accomplish! This is also a great project that only takes 15 minutes or less!
We’re going to use my fiance’s junk drawer as an example of how to finally gain control over your junk drawer. One of the main reasons he and I work well together is because I let him have his messy space, but he also realizes that once in a while those messy spaces do need to be cleaned out. Thankfully, we do not share closets, so I also just ignore the fact that he even has a closet.
Here is the insanity that is my fiance’s junk drawer! I would have taken during pictures of the process but most of it was just trash.
Step 1 – Take everything out!
I mean it, just take everything out of the drawer. This is a great first step because you can usually throw away half of what is in the drawer. When you go to put everything back, its usually half of what you started with!
Step 2 – Make Piles!
We started out pretty simple with our piles, and divided into 3 sections:
It’s best to just go through this quickly instead of dwelling on each item. If it is obvious that is it trash, then add it it to the trash, and if it is not obvious, then add it to the unsure pile. The items you are sure you are going to keep are added to the keep pile. Simple as that, don’t think too much into it!
Step 3 – Contain the randomness!
Such technical words here, y’all! But really, is there any other way to organize your junk drawer? It is called the junk drawer for a reason. Your best solution is to just to contain the chaos as much as you can, use baskets and other containers to organize your junk drawer.
This is how I organized my fiance’s junk drawer, and it looks so much better than before! He had a lot of pens and pencils because he likes to study in bed. Instead of moving them to the office, I added this container to at least catch them when he just throws them in. The other containers in both drawers just catch the smaller items that don’t belong anywhere. This ranges from flash drives, glasses cases, chargers, other wires, change, ect.
I am really happy with how this turned out, and don’t worry, he definitely helped me organize this! No telling how long it will actually last, but hopefully it keeps some order to it!